A hydrocele is a condition that occurs due to the accumulation of fluids in the scrotum, around the testicles. Usually it is not dangerous but, in rare cases it can cause pain due to the decrease of blood supply to the penis which might require immediate treatment to avoid severe complications such as testicular cancer.
A hydrocele is a common condition among newborn babies. In babies, it develops in the womb, when the passage that allows the testicles to move from the abdomen to the scrotum fails to close completely and usually disappears without treatment within a few months. However, older boys and adult men may also develop a hydrocele due to an injury or inflammation that is caused by an infection within the scrotum.
There is no proven way to prevent the occurence of a hydrocele in a baby. In the case of adults, the best way to prevent a hydrocele is by keeping the scrotum or testicles free from an injury by wearing certain protective gears while performing strenuous physical activities. Although hydroceles may not cause any discomfort, you should consult a doctor if you are experiencing any abnormality or swelling in the scrotum.
A condition of hydrocele might not cause any sort of discomfort and may often disappear with time without any prior treatment. However, in certain cases where a scrotal swelling is prevalent, you may consider seeking medical help to rule out other causes of the swelling that might require immediate treatment. Delaying proper treatment of hydrocele can lead to complications that can be severe.
This procedure is commonly performed on men who are at a higher risk of complications during surgery. However, there is a slight chance that the hydrocele may come back within months, which would require another round of aspiration and sclerotherapy.
Like most of the surgeries, a hydrocele repair surgery is covered under insurance at Pristyn Care. To find out more about the insurance coverage, you can get in touch with our medical coordinators. We have an insurance team to look after all your documents and assist you in the claim process.
After the surgery, you may experience bruising or swelling in your groin or scrotum and this would usually get better in 2 to 3 weeks. A laser hydrocelectomy is an effective treatment for hydrocele and there are barely any major complications post the surgery. The procedure inflicts no pain and the recovery after the procedure is also very quick. You can get back to performing your daily activities within a week. However, you will have to avoid performing strenuous activities like straddling, riding a bike, or cycling in order to prevent possible complications for a few weeks post the surgery.
Although the prognosis of a hydrocelectomy depends on the size of the hydrocele and the amount of obstruction of the lymphatic system, the procedure usually has an excellent outcome. The treatment is usually successful and the possibilities of complications are very rare. However, surgeries do not necessarily end up solving the problem. Post-operative precautions and following the doctor’s instructions plays a vital role in ensuring the best possible outcome.
Who should I consult for treating a hydrocele?
You can consult a general surgeon or urologist to seek treatment for your hydrocele.
How can I treat the swelling of a hydrocele at home?
Home remedies to treat the swelling caused by a hydrocele include:
Can a hydrocele rupture?
In rare cases, due to increased intrascrotal pressure or trauma, hydroceles may burst, resulting in a decompression of the hydrocele.
Should I get my hydroceles removed?
Often a condition of hydrocele resolves without treatment. However, if a hydrocele continues to enlarge, it can cause swelling, pain and discomfort in the scrotum and may require a surgical repair to prevent further complications.
Every surgery at Pristyn Care is done using the most advanced and USFDA-approved medical technology and equipment. Being one of the leading health tech startups in India, dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience of every patient, we provide end-to-end facilities to our patients and give complete assistance in their treatment journey. Pristyn Care ensures that a patient has a care-filled and hassle-free experience. You can book an appointment and get in touch with our doctors virtually from the comfort of your home or anywhere by dialing on the given numbers or by filling up the ‘Book Appointment’ form below.
During the initial consultation, the doctor will have a detailed discussion with you and will carry out a diagnosis of your condition. After a thorough assessment, the doctor will come up with the best treatment plan for you and take you through all the necessary steps to get your hydrocele treated in the most effective way.